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Report: Philip Rivers and Chargers Making “a Little Progress” on a Contract Extension

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers status with the team has been a talking point ever since the free agency period began. Trade rumors surfaced in the months leading up to the draft. Was San Diego really going to move on from its franchise quarterback? As the draft approached and San Diego added running back Melvin Gordon from Wisconsin, it became apparent that the Chargers...
Via Sportsnaut
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Add Potential QB Depth in Chase Rettig

Fourth all-time in passing yardage at BC, Rettig is looking to restart a pro career that was derailed before it got started in 2014. After completing just one of three passes in the preseason, undrafted free agent Rettig was released prior to the start of the 2014 season by the Green Bay Packers. His most productive college passing season was his 2012 junior year where he racked...
Via Pro Football Spot
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chargers “Optimistic” About Long-Term Extension For QB Philip Rivers

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the San Diego Chargers are now “optimistic” that they will be able to sign QB Philip Rivers to a long-term contract extension. According to Rapoport, there is still work to be done between the two parties, but San Diego seem to think they get this worked out and allow him to ... The post Chargers “Optimistic” About Long-Term Extension...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers sign OT Joe Barksdale

Barksdale was shockingly still available this late in free agency. Barksdale was a 3rd round pick of the Raiders in 2011, but he barely played in his first 2 seasons in the league, playing 282 snaps in 2011-2012 combined. He became a starter in 2013 with the Rams, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 25th ranked offensive tackle in 13 starts. He couldn’t quite match that in 2014...
Via The Football Fan Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers ranked extremely high in SI’s new Power Rankings

At least one media outlet is extremely high on the San Diego Chargers in 2015. Sports Illustrated loves the Bolts. Chargers #8 RT @SInow: The Seahawks lost the Super Bowl, but they're winning our off-season Power Rankings: — Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) May 20, 2015 Here’s what SI says about the Chargers: This team has finished somewhere between 7–9...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Davis: I'm trying all I can do to keep this team in Oakland

Recent reports indicate that the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are close to sealing a deal that would move both teams to Los Angeles to play in a joint stadium. However, some Raiders fans are not happy about their team moving down south. They showed their dislike by holding a small protest outside of the NFL’s Spring Meeting that took place Tuesday in San Francisco...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Sign QB Chase Rettig, Waive QB Cole Stoudt

The San Diego Chargers announced the signing of QB Chase Rettig on Wedneday. The team also waived QB Cole Stoudt to make room for Rettig. Rettig, 23, originally signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College back in May of last year. Unfortunately for Rettig, he lasted just a few months with ... The post Chargers Sign QB Chase Rettig, Waive QB Cole...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Add Another OL; Uncertainty Remains in San Diego

There are growing concerns on whether the San Diego Chargers will remain in San Diego beyond the 2015 season. On a positive note, the Chargers continued to add another piece to their team.They upgraded the offensive line Tuesday by reaching an agreement with offensive tackle Joe Barksdale. The one-year deal is worth the base minimum, with a $350,000 signing bonus and $1 million in...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Chargers Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers give Melvin Gordon four years, $10.67 million guaranteed

San Diego thought enough of Melvin Gordon to move up in the draft and ensure that he'd be a Charger. Now, they'll pay the Wisconsin product like the valuable asset he is. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, all rookies have their first salaries slotted. Gordon will get a $6 million signing bonus and $10 million guaranteed -- both high for a a position that was viewed as...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Waive OT Bryce Quigley Following Signing Of Joe Barksdale

The San Diego Chargers officially placed OT Bryce Quigley on waivers Tuesday, according to the NFL transactions release. This comes shortly after the Chargers signed former Rams’ OT Joe Barksdale to a contract on Tuesday. Quigley, 22, originally signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State back June of last year. He ... The post Chargers Waive...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Bolster Offensive Line, Land Top Free Agent

The San Diego Chargers landed arguably the top remaining free agent and bolstered their offensive line on Tuesday, signing OT Joseph Barksdale to a one-year contract. The #Chargers will sign OT Joseph Barksdale to a 1-year deal, source said. Base minimum, $350K to sign, $1M more available in incentives. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 19, 2015   That’s exceptional value...
Via Gridiron Grit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders and Chargers close land deal to build stadium in LA

It’s starting to heat up behind the scenes as it relates to potential NFL relocation to Los Angeles. The day after the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers hired former San Francisco 49ers president Carmen Policy to head the Carson stadium project, it appears that the two teams have closed on a deal to acquire the land to build a stadium in the Southern California city. According...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: San Diego Chargers, Raiders close on land deal to build stadium in Carson

Fewer than 24 hours after the mayor’s task force in San Diego revealed a $1.1 billon stadium plan to keep the Chargers at home, the march to Los Angeles rolls on. Just in: The #Chargers and #Raiders closed Tuesday morning on the land deal to build a stadium in Carson. — Nathan Fenno (@nathanfenno) May 19, 2015 What does it all mean? In the grand scheme of things this is just...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dean Spanos gives up day-to-day control of Chargers to his sons

There's a different Spanos atop the San Diego Chargers' power structure.On Monday, the team announced that Dean Spanos will no longer run day-to-day franchise operations. He'll hand that duty off to his sons, John and AG.John, 35, will be president of football operations and AG, 36, will be president of business operations. Dean will still remain as chairman of the team's new stadium...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Rams tackle Joe Barksdale visited with the Chargers

Joe Barksdale has started 29 games the past two seasons.The former Rams' right tackle could start his 30th in San Diego.Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego reports that Barksdale met with the Chargers on Monday. The Rams, Falcons, and Titans have also expressed interest in the 26-year-old.General manager Tom Telesco threw his support behind D.J. Fluker as the team's right tackle. But...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Plans unveiled for new $1.1 billion San Diego Chargers stadium to keep them at home

The San Diego Chargers may very well be staying put. This seems like it could actually work. Here's the city's financing plan for a new $1.1 billion Chargers​ stadium: — U-T San Diego (@sdut) May 18, 2015 Here are some key details from the San Diego Union Tribune: The 42-page financing plan, created by Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Going Through Mini-Camp Drills

This season could be a big one for the San Diego Chargers. They have had the passing game to win, but the running game has been lacking the last few years. Should first round pick Melvin Gordon live up to the hype it could end up being a great season for the Chargers.Over the weekend he took the field for the first time as a Charger--and he didn't look half bad! Read more »
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodney Harrison: Patriots brought Deflategate on

Rodney Harrison has used his status as an NFL analyst to defend his former team on several occasions in the past, but he didn’t exactly fight for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s reputation while discussing Deflategate. During an appearance on NBC Sports Radio’s “Going Deep” with Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman on Friday, Harrison...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers UDFA Tyrell Williams Looks to Make Himself Known

The importance of training camp is wildly underrated.It's the calm before the NFL regular-season storm. For the veterans, its an opportunity to refine and improve their skill-set. For priority draft picks, it’s about getting acclimated to the team system, developing their talents and showcasing their value.Undrafted free agents begin their career at the bottom of an NFL ladder...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tell Me All That You Know, I’ll Show You

If you go to the 15 minute mark of this week’s San Diego Sports Junkies podcast, you’ll here yours truly rambling on about the Bolts.  I admit that I was talking waaaaayyy too fast and the connection with their “Skypeline” was pretty sketchy.  I can’t even hear what I was saying.  However, the guys were very gracious and I plan to talk with them at some point soon....
Via Justice is Coming
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Rookie Award Predictions

With new rookies beginning practice with their new teams, a few have circumstances or skills that will make them more successful earlier in their career. Below I have broken down who I  believe has the best chance to win the offensive and defensive Rookie of the Year. Offensive Rookie of the Year 1. Melvin Gordon The second running back selected should have be a starring player...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon Posts Awesome Picture From His Arrival In San Diego: “Home Sweet Home”

NFL draftees very rarely complain about where they are picked, but Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon seems to be fully embracing his future as a member of the San Diego Chargers. Gordon, who was taken 15th overall by the franchise, has arrived in San Diego, and took a very cool Instagram photo overlooking the city with the caption “home sweet home.” Home sweet home A photo...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers have told Philip Rivers he won’t be traded

Well we can finally put this rumor to rest. On Thursday multiple media outlets reported that the San Diego Chargers have informed Philip Rivers that he will not be traded. While the Chargers had met with Rivers’ agent and claimed that they did not want to move him and that they were committed to working out a long-term contract extension with the quarterback, this is bigger news...
Via Rumors and Rants
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Five best trade fits for Philip Rivers

Franchise quarterbacks (or, in the case of Jay Cutler, perceived franchise quarterbacks) becoming available on the open market is extraordinarily rare. Over the past 15 years, it has happened only five times, all under extenuating circumstances: Drew Bledsoe in 2002. The Patriots only saw fit to trade him because they had some guy named Brady. Daunte Culpepper in 2006. Culpepper...
Via The Sports Post
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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